Creative Chaos Theory Inductive Method for Viewing Information from an Applied Research

  • Rafael Pozo Puértolas Centro TGRAF ISEC Lisboa – Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências, Alameda das Linhas de Torres, 179, 1750-142 Lisboa, Portugal
Keywords: Applied research, contextual framework, creative chaos, inductive methodology, scientific communication, research question

Abstract

This research proposes a theory that arises from the common sphere of design and communication. It provides an inductive method to manage an initial workflow to determine and thoroughly describe the information surrounding a specific area of research. To seek answers, we find useful: How to start a research work? And how to define a study problem?; since these are questions that usually appear in the initial stage of research and put pressure on most occasions, causing doubts when interpreting an apparently disorganized information chaos that we do not understand. The Creative Chaos Theory describes the use of a qualitative algorithm, consisting of ten sequential stages, so that the researcher develops them in order to represent an abstract graphic scheme to orderly and hierarchically place the information. This theory allows to:  explore the area of research from a proper perspective; describe, sort and rank information according to its relevance; propose the definition of a specific contextual framework; determine a study problem; and, later, develop its investigation until the writing of the research memory.

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Published
2020-02-11
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